Devil in the details: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo/ Leo


Mercury Retrograde will begin on Saturday, August 12th 2016 at 9:00 pm EDT/6:00  pm PDT.  It will spend the majority of the transit in the sign of Virgo the transiting back to the Sign of Leo on Aug 31st. It ends on Tuesday September 5th 5:55 am EDT/ 1:55 am PDT.

Virgo and Gemini are the two signs that are governed or under the direct influence of the planet, Mercury.  As Gemini (Air) is the abstract part of Mercury, representing ideas, concepts, and mental exchanges, Virgo (Earth) represents thought applied with pragmatic, practical approach to the physical world. Stickler for rules, Virgo is able break things down to their components, determining how they work and what ways will make them work better.

Mercury Retrogrades is a time of reflection and review, where one is encouraged to reexamine important past issues. During the transit, your daily routines may be shaken up; you may encounter mental challenges, or be required to make some alternate plans regarding some daily matters.  Expect to be distracted and made to improvise a great deal into the coming weeks.   You may find unpredictability and randomness to be the order of the day.

This transit will ask that you re-examine and re-evaluate some important questions of your life. Determine where you’ve allowed rote, mechanical thinking to supplant your intuition or sense of spontaneity. You may possibly revisit a past experience in service to fostering an exciting new one.  Remember, Retrogrades are not the time to initiate new endeavors, but review past ones.  The information you uncover from revisiting issues from the past will serve you in good stead in weeks following the end of the transit on September 5th
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During the five days Mercury is in the sign of Leo, the Retrograde may ask you evaluate what roles you play in your daily life and positions with you occupy to determine whether they still serve you. You may be asked to examine current and past loyalties, confidence in some role you’ve take or plan on taking or need to affirm some position, especially in places of leadership. 

Mercury retrogrades are notorious for their affect upon devices of planning and communication. Telephones, computers, written message and contracts may experience problems during its passage.  Try not to initiate new projects or make commitment wherever possible at this time. Keep your focus upon existing concerns instead. In light of this transit it might be in your best interest to get a second opinion or an outside observer to help review your work. Reach out to those you trust and support your research with another set of eyes.

Virgos, This retrograde is not about what you need to do, but about what have you not yet done.  It will ask you to look back upon previous efforts, determining if they can help you in the future. Rediscoveries you’ll make in the coming weeks may feed and renew concerns you are truly passionate about.

Pisces, at this time, expect important breakthroughs to occur, especially with regards to your personal plans. Rather than choosing a specific course, allow yourself to explore a variety of possibilities. Once the retrograde ends you’ll possess a wide array of knowledge that will help you make best the possible choice in service to your plans.  Let your internal cues provide the answer you will need.

Gemini and Sagittarius, This retrograde may ask you to revisit some past matter and to determine its importance to your future. You may have to confront a dilemma that cannot be easily overlooked or ignored. Unraveling the knot that Mercury presents you with may prove highly productive, even cathartic.

In the next few weeks get in touch with your humanity, both acknowledging your frailties and allowing for a new perspectives.   Spend time in spiritual practices and creative endeavors during this period. Any creative projects should prove helpful and instructive at this time. You should dwell upon things that predate the retrograde and be mindful of starting any new works during this period.

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo/Leo may provide solutions to questions that honor the life you want to live. Listen to your inner truth and this transit may set you upon a course to an existence that is productive, bright and vigorous.

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A Good Catch: Sturgeon Full Moon in Aquarius

On August 7th, The Moon will enter the Of Aquarius.  At the begin of the transit will be a partial Lunar eclipse know as a umbra.  Aquarius, The visionary of Astrology, looks for the best of outcomes and strives to produce them.  , the visionary power of Aquarius will match itself to the nurturing, emotional energy of the Moon.  The coupling of the sign of Aquarius to the planet of Moon will present you with the question of what are ideals conditions will best meet your needs?
The Moon represents ones basic needs; food, shelter, support, security.  It doesn’t tend to dwell on anything beyond such immediate concerns, deeming the pursuit of these basics significant enough. On the other hand, Aquarius doesn’t do well emotional concern that Moon governs. An idealistic and radical sign, it’s likely to change an entire lifestyle the way someone might change socks.  With the Moon being suffused with the far sighted energies of Aquarius, looking ahead to that which you and your loved ones may require will be of the utmost importance at this time. It’s not enough to acquire food; what work must you do to get that food? Is it time to change your home to make it more comfortable? What changes do you need to make in the outer world that reflect the better aspects of the inner? These next three days will acquaint you with just such concerns.
Now, around 2:50pm EDT/ 11:50 PDT we will experience slight eclipse, in which the moon will barely pass into the earth’s shadow.  It won’t last long but its effects will be felt significantly, albeit subtly. Eclipses, in astrology, draw the attention of the unconscious mind directly to matters of the conscious mind either by suppressing more of our conscious thought (Solar) or promoting more of our emotions and feelings (Moon).  Because of the emotions they stir up, eclipses tend to be somewhat challenging. The benefit of the Moon being in Aquarius is that it will provide clarity and detachment, granting some perspective and distance to the feeling the eclipse may bring.
Full Moons are excellent time to begin important endeavors. It’s a good time to engage in such activities as writing a proposal, starting a business, catching fishing (the “Sturgeon” part of the Sturgeon Full Moon) and so on. The Moon, at its peak, tends to foster a wealful, helpful energy which” feeds” in projects and efforts at this time. And with the upcoming Mercury Retrograde being on the 12, Anything you take care of now will be helpful into the coming days.

Aquarians, addressing longstanding needs will play a vital part of the next three days. You are both urged and encouraged to look directly at personal concerns and give them priority over your expectations for others. While it’s great to seek to provide an example to others to follow, what do you need to do to fuel your own efforts for growth and change?

Leo, this full moon will ask you to confront the new you. What are the roles you are now playing? What must you embrace heartily and what must you discard? This is a time of empowerment, which will indicate new strengths you and ways to fulfill your needs. Be prepared to do so in a radical way.

Taurus and Scorpio, Some poignant matter in your life may require addressing. What needs fixing or tending in your life? Solving some longstanding problem at this time may open the path to a watershed of important discoveries and breakthroughs.

The Sturgeon Full Moon is a time to catch that which feeds and nurtures your highest ideals. As you negotiate the lofty realms of Aquarius, draw in that which most meets your needs


Aeion is a professional astrologer and tarot card reader with 20 years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living.

A Fine Buck: Buck Full Moon in Capricorn

Sunday, July 9 begins The Buck Full Moon or the Full Moon in Capricorn. The Buck Moon (also known as the Hay Moon or Thunder Moon) derives its name from season when the young Male deer or “bucks” grow antlers, a time of adulthood and maturation. True to Capricorn’s ruling planet, Saturn, which governs authority, time and maturity, The Buck Full Moon is a time of transition from youth spring to mature summer.

Capricorn, cardinal Earth sign, is concerned with personal ambition, rules, boundaries and limits. At its best it can be highly ethical, self directed, disciplined and industrious. At the worst, it can be callous, selfish, materialistic and abrasive.

The Moon is the planet responsible for needs. Nurturing, feeding, emotional security and one’s maternal experiences are governed the Moon. The Moon represents how you pursue, receive and maintain those needs. The Full Moons increases our demands for those needs, urging us to acquire them in the most direct way.

Full Moons are times for completions, bringing projects and endeavors to their conclusions or redirecting existing energies to new efforts and enterprises. Full Moons nourish and feed our actions, providing the energy and support to help them develop and grow.

The sign that governs the Moon is Cancer. This management or “Rulership” provides the characteristics we associate with that sign. Because Capricorn is the sign opposite of the sign of Cancer, the Moon, when it travels through Capricorn is at its weakest state or what we in astrology call it’s ‘detriment”. This means that you can expect greater challenges and demands from the moon during this transit i.e. not getting sufficient nutrition, rest and so forth.  You are urged to be patience and calm in through the course of this transit(next three days).

Capricorn, you should view the next three days as a time to take stock of how you feel and what you need. Consider it a time of preparation for your larger aims and ambitions by securing and maintaining that which helps you feel strong and stable.

Cancer, examine some of the needs you’ve overlooked or neglected. Your ruling planet in its detriment may make this somewhat challenging but the extra scrutiny and care you take during this transit may make such efforts productive and affirming.

Aries and Libra, you may have to review how you’ve dealt with some particular needs in the past to see how you can better address it in the future. You may be inclined to disregard the matter but during the next three days if you devote yourself attending to that need it may prove to be to your profit.

The Buck full Moon ushers in a time where we can seek to fulfill our needs with authority and certainty. While it may require dedication and commitment, the Capricorn Full Moon may very well help you acquire that which you need most.


Aeion is an professional astrologer and tarot card reader with 23+ years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living.

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All Together Now: Jupiter in Libra


On June 9, Jupiter will go direct in the sign of Libra (at 13 degrees). It will remain in this sign until October 10, when it will enters the Sign of Scorpio 12:20 EDT/ 9:20 PDT

Jupiter, in astrology, represents growth, good fortune and expansion. On its positive side, Jupiter is generous, instructive and favorable. On the negative side, Jupiter is over-indulgent, wasteful and scattered. It is the ruling planet for the sign Sagittarius, of which the Full Moon is currently in. It is what we in astrology call a Benefic (Bene=Well, facere=To Do) a planet that has positive or beneficial influence as it passes or transits (Venus also tends to be beneficial during its transits). As it goes direct, Jupiter will be at its most helpful, providing advantageous and fortunate opportunities.

Libra, whose ruling planet is Venus, Is a sign that seeks personal understand and self enlightenment through interactions with others. Diplomats of the Zodiac, it is an air sign devoted to compatibility and companionship. At its best, Libra is observant, adaptive and attentive. At their worst, Libra can be unemotional, superficial and indecisive.

Jupiter in Libra tends to be a good match (pun intended). The expansive, solicitous nature of Jupiter does very well with the sociable, relationship oriented Libra.  As Libra tends to have a heightened aesthetic sense (a gift of Venus), this maybe an excellent time for artistic efforts or enterprises i.e. painting a painting , going to an art gallery with friend, a trip to the beauty salon and so on. Both Jupiter and Libra have strong romantic aspects to them so dating or spending times with a significant other may quite fortuitous during this transit. And The Strawberry Moon or Honey Moon (read my article, A BountifulHarvest) should also bode well for any date nights.

The coming weeks should also see favorable conditions for any negotiations, be they professional or private. Whether it’s one on one or groups, Jupiter in Libra will encourage the best conditions, adding a helpful, kindly air to the proceedings.  Watch for over doing or overindulgence in your efforts (the current full moon may urge you to eat and drink a little more than you should). Because of the moon’s current sign (Moon stays in a sign for three days), Sagittarius, will enhance Jupiter’s influence, offering optimism, adventure and new perspective on existing matters. Because Fiery moons are known for their capricious and potentially reckless natures, work to remain grounded and reasonable.

Libra, Opportunities and advantages may appear where they previously had not existed. The chance to produce or creative things that are beneficial to yourself and others is great! Carpe diem! But be careful not to overextend or overdo, observing critical boundaries. Sometimes “No” is a good word.

Aries, this season may ask you to participate with groups or other persons extensively.  While at times you may feel put upon, Jupiter may provide bounty and allow you to succeed in personal plans in ways you might not have imagined. Don’t overdo it! Sometimes “Yes” is a good word.

Cancer and Capricorn, Jupiter may provide the chance to do over a past issue or concern. While it might seem tricky or over complicated, the time you devote to the effort may actually solve a group of problems you’ve been dealing with. Taking thing step by step will make the resolutions that more profitable

Jupiter in Libra offers a chance to make your life and the lives of others better. Where you can, seek the balance, help and optimism this transit may be offering.


Aeion is a professional astrologer and tarot card reader with +20 years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living

Jupiter Direct

Jupiter has gone Direct to (13 degrees) in Libra. Tomorrow, I'll provide greater details in this regard. Hopefully, this transit will provide a measure of good fortune to you all, especially in the Romance department. Enjoy your night.